Milky Way

Milky Way

by Mamta Nainy

Illustrated by Siddhartha Tripathi
Age Range: 4-6 years
Type: Hardcover and Paperback, 44 pages
Imprint: Yali Books
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0989061568 (Hardcover), 978-0989061582 (Paperback)

Tashi is worried about his friend, the Moon. He seems thinner than usual. Maybe the Moon’s Amma-ley isn’t giving him enough to eat? Tashi decides to help his friend. And what does the Moon have to say? Well, he just smiles his special smile–eyes closed and no teeth showing.

Set in the remote mountains of Ladakh in India, Milky Way is a sweet tale of friendship between a boy and the moon. The story highlights the importance of the moon in Tibetan Buddhism and showcases elements of Himalayan cultures, including their delectable cuisine.

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